Family School Community Partnering can be defined as the sharing of responsibility for students’ education, involving collaboration, joint decision making, and mutual accountability (Lines, Miller, & Arthur-Stanley, 2011). The responsibility for student education does not belong to just one group, but rather is a joint effort. In recent years, there has been a shift in education from traditional family involvement volunteering to this intentional partnering and the collaboration required from all parties (Christenson & Sheridan, 2001). This type of partnering has a significant impact on student outcomes both academically and behaviorally.
Families play a critical role in their children’s education. Below are some resources for families to explore in order to become full partners in their children’s education.
- Engaging Families in RTI (NCLD RTI Action Network)
- How Can I Do Family Engagement?
- National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships
- Parent FAQs about RTI (National Center on RTI)
- Partners in Progress Parent Checklist
- RTI Talks: Powerful Parents
- What Role do Parents Play in the RTI Process? (AIR Center on RTI)
- WDE Continuum of FSCP Standards Implementation
- Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Harvard Family Research Project: The Family Involvement Network of Educators
- National PTA
- School Community Network
- Teachers Involve Parents in School Work: TIPS
- NEW! Ready4K (Research-based text-messaging program for parents. Each week,
you will receive FUN FACTS and EASY TIPS to boost your child’s learning.)